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Under the National Scenic Byways Program, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads based on their intrinsic qualities. The Federal Highway Administration promotes the collection as America's Byways®.

These documents are from the FY 2008 nomination cycle. Another solicitation for nominations has not been scheduled.

FY 2008 Nomination Guide

Become familiar with the National Scenic Byways nomination process. Or, jump directly to these sections:


View articles published by FHWA regarding America's Byways nominations.

Important Documents
Here are some important documents for your reference as you prepare for nominations. As the cycle approaches, more documents will be added, so check back often.
List of America's Byways (as of 2012)

View a list of currently designated All-American Roads and National Scenic Byways, with their dates of designation and the Intrinsic Qualities the U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognized when designating them.

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42 new designations were last announced on October 16, 2009 by the Secretary of Transportation. Current designations are:

All-American Roads
31 total
National Scenic Byways
120 total
States Involved

Please see the press release for more information.

Updated: 1/31/2017
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